Resilience Film Screening and Discussion In-Person
What happens to us, especially in childhood, matters.
Join us to watch and discuss Resilience, the 2016 yet still timely one-hour documentary film about the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the ways these experiences are retained in our bodies for long-range health impacts.
Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior. There is hope, however, as experts and practitioners profiled in Resilience are proving: what’s predictable is preventable.
Following the film, Dr. Andrew Bell, Program Director of Community Support Services at Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health (DCMH), will lead a discussion on trauma, resilience and what we can do as individuals, families, and communities to heal.
Complimentary light refreshments will be available.
This program is presented in collaboration with the Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health, Westchester Library System and the Mamaroneck and Ossining Public Libraries.
- Tuesday, April 4, 2023
- 6:00pm - 8:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Multipurpose Room
Andrew Bell is Program Director of Community Support Services at Westchester County’s Department of Community Mental Health. He is also a clinical psychologist (Ph.D, Columbia University, MA NYU), with a longstanding interest in the neurobiology of trauma and resilience as it relates to community mental health and wellness. Throughout his work with children and families, homeless individuals, students, school staff, and other human service professionals, he has seen resilience in action and enjoys both learning and sharing what he has learned with others. In addition to his trauma work, he has published peer-reviewed research on dreams, personality disorders, and public health strategies to avert psychiatric ER visits and hospitalizations. In 2014, he received the Family Ties’ Champion of Children award and was recognized in 2015 by Fordham University’s Children and Families Institute for Research, Support, and Training.